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[[caption-width-right:350:For the record, they're the Seven Guns, not [[IAmNotShazam Black Summer]].]]


''Black Summer'' is an eight-issue (#0-#7, May, 2007-July, 2008) comic miniseries written by Creator/WarrenEllis & drawn by JuanJoseRyp in their third(and to date, final) collaboration, and published by Creator/AvatarPress. On July 3, 2006, the president of the United States is assassinated by John Horus, the most powerful member of a superhero group called The Seven Guns. After claiming that the president and his advisers had all been criminals, and that they were just being brought to justice, John Horus then orders the nation to go about re-electing new leaders, while making it clear that he won't tolerate anyone coming after him.

This sets off a chain of events that makes the government start hunting down the remaining members of The Seven Guns, including Tom Noir, one of the original Guns who disappeared after another member and lover, Laura, was killed in a bombing. Making matters worse is that one of the people hunting them is Frank Blacksmith, an unofficial "eighth" member of the team who had been thought dead. With the whole U.S. military after them, Tom and the other Guns must figure out how to survive, and what to do about John Horus.
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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: The Seven Guns are basically the JusticeLeague.
** John Horus: Comicbook/{{Superman}} - TheParagon FlyingBrick with a sun motif, unquestionably the most powerful member of the team.
** Tom Noir: {{Batman}} - CrazyPrepared Detective (his voice-activation phrase for his powers was "[[SherlockHolmes Bakerstreet]]"), with a night motif, considered by everyone to be the one person who could handle John, in spite of John being so much more powerful than Tom.
** Laura ''Torch'': Comicbook/GreenLantern - her powers (the scope of which we can only ''imagine'') even get used by other characters, echoing how a GL power ring might change hands.
** Zoe Jump: TheFlash - SuperSpeed
** Dominic Atlas Hyde: MartianManhunter - SuperStrength, shapeshifter, alternate leader.
** Angel One: [[{{Hawkman}} Hawkgirl]] - {{Flight}}
** Kathryn ''Artemis'': WonderWoman - Amazon name, kind of straightforward role supplying basic firepower with few gimmicks or surprises.
* AntiHero (Type IV or V): The Guns.
* ArmorPiercingAttack: The Guns' guns shoot incredibly powerful bullets. When Tom gets his in his flashback, it's said to be capable of shooting through a tank.
* BewareTheSuperman: When John goes bad, he proves himself completely invulnerable to conventional military weapons, up to and including nuclear strikes. The remaining Seven Guns also manage to hold off military attacks, although no attempt is made to nuke them. Flashbacks reveal that Frank Blacksmith (and to an extent, Tom Noir) was explicitly concerned about this trope when the Seven Guns were developing their abilities.
* BikerBabe: Kathryn Artemis.
* BottomlessMagazines: A "respawning function" in the Guns' guns apparently makes it possible for them to keep running on a single clip unless they use so much ammo so fast that it doesn't have time to replenish itself.
* BulletproofHumanShield: Justified in the case of [[spoiler:Dominic Atlas Hyde]]'s corpse, considering the extent of [[spoiler:his]] body armor. Bullets enter the corpse, but apparently don't exit.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: The Seven Guns use spoken code words to activate their implants, although only three are ever revealed(Tom's is "Bakerstreet", Dominic's is "Herakles", and Katherine's is "Miyamoto".)
* CityWithNoName: The city the Seven Guns are from.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Zoe claims this is what happened to the rest of the Seven Guns, since they "don't ever switch their enhancements off". However, given the flashbacks seen during the story, one really has to wonder whether maybe they were going already...
* {{Cyborg}}: The Seven Guns get all of their superpowers through cybernetics. Based on the explanations of Angel-One's flight systems, and the "ninja cripple tricks" we see Tom Noir display among many other powers, the Seven Guns apparently have ''extremely'' extensive body-modifications.
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: John Horus does this in issue 2
* {{Expy}}: John Horus and Tom Noir totally aren't [[TheAuthority Apollo and the Midnighter]]...
* {{Evil Knockoff}}s: Frank has a squad of similarly-enhanced soldiers prepared to take down the Guns.
* TheFaceless: Laura Torch. She's been dead for years at the start of the book, and her death was a major turning point for several characters, but the flashbacks never reveal what she looked like. All we know is that she and Tom Noir were a couple, and that her Gun was terrifyingly powerful in an undefined way.
* FacelessEye: John Horus's Gun enhancement is a fleet of levitating eyes.
* FacelessGoons: the EvilKnockoff[=s=] all wear helmets that completely obscure their faces.
** Discussed by Kathryn Artemis.
* FootFocus: In a flashback, after Angela / Angel One's operation, we get a glimpse of her bare feet. She even plays footsie with Tom at one point.
* GeniusCripple: Tom Noir, before he gets his prosthesis. He's also a HandicappedBadass.
* GodwinsLaw: Lampshaded - when Kathryn and Dominic argue about what John did, she compares TheGovernment to UsefulNotes/NaziGermany.
-->'''Dominic:''' That's a bullshit argument!
* {{Gorn}}: [[SceneryGorn Scenery]] or otherwise, it's a JuanJoseRyp trademark.
* GroinAttack: Tom combines this with GrievousBottleyHarm when fighting the super-mook sent to kill him.
* ICallItVera: Tom calls it Inquiry.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Said by John Horus, naturally.
* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Kathryn Artemis Is About To Shoot You]]: [[http://i52.tinypic.com/2s197pf.jpg one]] of the covers to issue #2.
* LightningBruiser[=/=]InstantArmor: Dominic Atlas Hyde
* TheLostLenore: Tom Noir still isn't over the death of Laura.
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: [[spoiler: Every male Gun is dead by the end of the story. Of the four women, the only one who died did so long before the comic's start.]]
* MostCommonSuperpower: Kathryn Artemis, Angel-One, and Zoe. Ryp likes to draw his women busty and braless.
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: John's "eye" devices. He was adamant about keeping info on how they work secret from everybody, even the guy who built the components that went into them.
* NotQuiteDead: Frank Blacksmith. [[spoiler: Then later, Tom Noir.]]
* ObliviouslyEvil: According to Tom, Horus is so convinced of his own IncorruptiblePurePureness that he simply doesn't realise how his actions can be considered wrong. The other Guns save Tom (Blacksmith included) suffer from this as well to a lesser degree.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: All of the Guns, especially John Horus.
* [[PaintTheTownRed Paint The Oval Office Red]]: The cover of Issue #0.
* PosthumousCharacter: Laura Torch.
* PowerFloats[=/=]BarrierWarrior: Angel-One
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: One of the reasons for the formation of the Seven Guns was that PMC[=s=] were being used in their city.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Short and sweet.
-->'''Tom Noir''': "You want to change the nature of justice in America and you kill a president? What did you think that made you? Two-fisted Super-Jesus for the American Way? It made you Lee Harvey Oswald, you prick. You know what? Lots of people hated JohnFKennedy. He barely got elected. But Lee Harvey Oswald isn't remembered as an American hero. Just a prick with a gun who killed the president. ''That's you now, John.''"
* SpikesOfVillainy: One of the EvilKnockoff[=s=] sent after the Guns has spikes on her boots, and the one that tries to kill Tom early in the story has retractable spikes in his forearm.
* SpiritualAntithesis: Ellis himself [[http://www.avatarpress.com/2007/03/black-summer-warren-ellis-on-the-motives-behind-the-masks/ contrasted]] ''Black Summer'' with MarkMillar's ''CivilWar'', saying that latter is the LighterAndSofter vision of a conflict between superheroes and government, and the former is what would [[RealityEnsues really happen]].
--> '''Ellis''': ''...masked adventurers on the run are not going to be pursued, tricked and trapped by their estranged colleagues. Every last one of them is going to be hunted by the combined forces of the US military structure. It is, to my mind, what would always happen the streets of America would be secured by soldiers and gun emplacements and helicopters against the threat of the flying superhuman. And for those who think Im being anti-American, consider this: in Britain, wed just have the SAS kill them in their beds. You people are young, and have not yet learned how to do business.''
* SuperSpeed[=/=]GoodWithNumbers: Zoe Jump. She has to visualize a set of quantum equations in order to engage her abilities.
** Okay, hold on to your hat. First, it's a ShoutOut - this is the same way [[http://theflash.wikia.com/wiki/Johnny_Quick Johnny Quick]] activates his superspeed. Second, she describes it as a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakthrough_Propulsion_Physics_Program Millis Bias field]] activated by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observer_effect_(physics) mentally completing an equation]]. Only Warren Ellis could take something so ridiculous and make it hard sci-fi.
* TakeMeToYourLeader: John Horus says this when he arrives to speak to some army folks, after getting their attention by dropping a fighter jet in front of their base.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: How Tom Noir kills John and Frank.]]
* {{Technopath}}: Tom Noir
* WellIntentionedExtremist: John Horus. Frank Blacksmith too; too bad both extremisms are at odds.
* WomenAreWiser: The living female members of the Guns (Zoe, Kathryn, Angela) do manage to avoid having their {{Berserk Button}}s pushed compared to the men-- and it's the practically-a-BloodKnight Kathryn Artemis (just read her flashback in issue 6) who says "We also have a responsibility to this city, and we haven't done right by that. We've been crazy for too long, girls." This may be why they all survive. (It's hinted in flashbacks that Laura Torch may have also been the most grounded member of the entire Seven.)
* WretchedHive: The city where the Seven Guns got their start was an incredibly corrupt near-police-state before they cleaned it up.
* XRayVision: Tom has this, though instead of actual x-rays, it "provides realtime sonar imaging on a sliding level. You'll be able to see directly into any target with surgical precision: outer layers of clothing, weapons, devices, internal organs, bones." When he's using it to look at a super-mook's nervous system, it resembles VeinOVision.
* YoureInsane: Said by [[spoiler: John Horus]], when called out on [[spoiler:his]] stupidity by [[spoiler:Kathy Artemis]].
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/black_summer_artwork_5436.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:For the record, they're the Seven Guns, not [[IAmNotShazam Black Summer]].]]


''Black Summer'' is an eight-issue (#0-#7, May, 2007-July, 2008) comic miniseries written by Creator/WarrenEllis & drawn by JuanJoseRyp in their third(and to date, final) collaboration, and published by Creator/AvatarPress. On July 3, 2006, the president of the United States is assassinated by John Horus, the most powerful member of a superhero group called The Seven Guns. After claiming that the president and his advisers had all been criminals, and that they were just being brought to justice, John Horus then orders the nation to go about re-electing new leaders, while making it clear that he won't tolerate anyone coming after him.

This sets off a chain of events that makes the government start hunting down the remaining members of The Seven Guns, including Tom Noir, one of the original Guns who disappeared after another member and lover, Laura, was killed in a bombing. Making matters worse is that one of the people hunting them is Frank Blacksmith, an unofficial "eighth" member of the team who had been thought dead. With the whole U.S. military after them, Tom and the other Guns must figure out how to survive, and what to do about John Horus.
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!![[AC:This series provides examples of:]]

* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: The Seven Guns are basically the JusticeLeague.
** John Horus: Comicbook/{{Superman}} - TheParagon FlyingBrick with a sun motif, unquestionably the most powerful member of the team.
** Tom Noir: {{Batman}} - CrazyPrepared Detective (his voice-activation phrase for his powers was "[[SherlockHolmes Bakerstreet]]"), with a night motif, considered by everyone to be the one person who could handle John, in spite of John being so much more powerful than Tom.
** Laura ''Torch'': Comicbook/GreenLantern - her powers (the scope of which we can only ''imagine'') even get used by other characters, echoing how a GL power ring might change hands.
** Zoe Jump: TheFlash - SuperSpeed
** Dominic Atlas Hyde: MartianManhunter - SuperStrength, shapeshifter, alternate leader.
** Angel One: [[{{Hawkman}} Hawkgirl]] - {{Flight}}
** Kathryn ''Artemis'': WonderWoman - Amazon name, kind of straightforward role supplying basic firepower with few gimmicks or surprises.
* AntiHero (Type IV or V): The Guns.
* ArmorPiercingAttack: The Guns' guns shoot incredibly powerful bullets. When Tom gets his in his flashback, it's said to be capable of shooting through a tank.
* BewareTheSuperman: When John goes bad, he proves himself completely invulnerable to conventional military weapons, up to and including nuclear strikes. The remaining Seven Guns also manage to hold off military attacks, although no attempt is made to nuke them. Flashbacks reveal that Frank Blacksmith (and to an extent, Tom Noir) was explicitly concerned about this trope when the Seven Guns were developing their abilities.
* BikerBabe: Kathryn Artemis.
* BottomlessMagazines: A "respawning function" in the Guns' guns apparently makes it possible for them to keep running on a single clip unless they use so much ammo so fast that it doesn't have time to replenish itself.
* BulletproofHumanShield: Justified in the case of [[spoiler:Dominic Atlas Hyde]]'s corpse, considering the extent of [[spoiler:his]] body armor. Bullets enter the corpse, but apparently don't exit.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: The Seven Guns use spoken code words to activate their implants, although only three are ever revealed(Tom's is "Bakerstreet", Dominic's is "Herakles", and Katherine's is "Miyamoto".)
* CityWithNoName: The city the Seven Guns are from.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Zoe claims this is what happened to the rest of the Seven Guns, since they "don't ever switch their enhancements off". However, given the flashbacks seen during the story, one really has to wonder whether maybe they were going already...
* {{Cyborg}}: The Seven Guns get all of their superpowers through cybernetics. Based on the explanations of Angel-One's flight systems, and the "ninja cripple tricks" we see Tom Noir display among many other powers, the Seven Guns apparently have ''extremely'' extensive body-modifications.
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: John Horus does this in issue 2
* {{Expy}}: John Horus and Tom Noir totally aren't [[TheAuthority Apollo and the Midnighter]]...
* {{Evil Knockoff}}s: Frank has a squad of similarly-enhanced soldiers prepared to take down the Guns.
* TheFaceless: Laura Torch. She's been dead for years at the start of the book, and her death was a major turning point for several characters, but the flashbacks never reveal what she looked like. All we know is that she and Tom Noir were a couple, and that her Gun was terrifyingly powerful in an undefined way.
* FacelessEye: John Horus's Gun enhancement is a fleet of levitating eyes.
* FacelessGoons: the EvilKnockoff[=s=] all wear helmets that completely obscure their faces.
** Discussed by Kathryn Artemis.
* FootFocus: In a flashback, after Angela / Angel One's operation, we get a glimpse of her bare feet. She even plays footsie with Tom at one point.
* GeniusCripple: Tom Noir, before he gets his prosthesis. He's also a HandicappedBadass.
* GodwinsLaw: Lampshaded - when Kathryn and Dominic argue about what John did, she compares TheGovernment to UsefulNotes/NaziGermany.
-->'''Dominic:''' That's a bullshit argument!
* {{Gorn}}: [[SceneryGorn Scenery]] or otherwise, it's a JuanJoseRyp trademark.
* GroinAttack: Tom combines this with GrievousBottleyHarm when fighting the super-mook sent to kill him.
* ICallItVera: Tom calls it Inquiry.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Said by John Horus, naturally.
* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Kathryn Artemis Is About To Shoot You]]: [[http://i52.tinypic.com/2s197pf.jpg one]] of the covers to issue #2.
* LightningBruiser[=/=]InstantArmor: Dominic Atlas Hyde
* TheLostLenore: Tom Noir still isn't over the death of Laura.
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: [[spoiler: Every male Gun is dead by the end of the story. Of the four women, the only one who died did so long before the comic's start.]]
* MostCommonSuperpower: Kathryn Artemis, Angel-One, and Zoe. Ryp likes to draw his women busty and braless.
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: John's "eye" devices. He was adamant about keeping info on how they work secret from everybody, even the guy who built the components that went into them.
* NotQuiteDead: Frank Blacksmith. [[spoiler: Then later, Tom Noir.]]
* ObliviouslyEvil: According to Tom, Horus is so convinced of his own IncorruptiblePurePureness that he simply doesn't realise how his actions can be considered wrong. The other Guns save Tom (Blacksmith included) suffer from this as well to a lesser degree.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: All of the Guns, especially John Horus.
* [[PaintTheTownRed Paint The Oval Office Red]]: The cover of Issue #0.
* PosthumousCharacter: Laura Torch.
* PowerFloats[=/=]BarrierWarrior: Angel-One
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: One of the reasons for the formation of the Seven Guns was that PMC[=s=] were being used in their city.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Short and sweet.
-->'''Tom Noir''': "You want to change the nature of justice in America and you kill a president? What did you think that made you? Two-fisted Super-Jesus for the American Way? It made you Lee Harvey Oswald, you prick. You know what? Lots of people hated JohnFKennedy. He barely got elected. But Lee Harvey Oswald isn't remembered as an American hero. Just a prick with a gun who killed the president. ''That's you now, John.''"
* SpikesOfVillainy: One of the EvilKnockoff[=s=] sent after the Guns has spikes on her boots, and the one that tries to kill Tom early in the story has retractable spikes in his forearm.
* SpiritualAntithesis: Ellis himself [[http://www.avatarpress.com/2007/03/black-summer-warren-ellis-on-the-motives-behind-the-masks/ contrasted]] ''Black Summer'' with MarkMillar's ''CivilWar'', saying that latter is the LighterAndSofter vision of a conflict between superheroes and government, and the former is what would [[RealityEnsues really happen]].
--> '''Ellis''': ''...masked adventurers on the run are not going to be pursued, tricked and trapped by their estranged colleagues. Every last one of them is going to be hunted by the combined forces of the US military structure. It is, to my mind, what would always happen the streets of America would be secured by soldiers and gun emplacements and helicopters against the threat of the flying superhuman. And for those who think Im being anti-American, consider this: in Britain, wed just have the SAS kill them in their beds. You people are young, and have not yet learned how to do business.''
* SuperSpeed[=/=]GoodWithNumbers: Zoe Jump. She has to visualize a set of quantum equations in order to engage her abilities.
** Okay, hold on to your hat. First, it's a ShoutOut - this is the same way [[http://theflash.wikia.com/wiki/Johnny_Quick Johnny Quick]] activates his superspeed. Second, she describes it as a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakthrough_Propulsion_Physics_Program Millis Bias field]] activated by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observer_effect_(physics) mentally completing an equation]]. Only Warren Ellis could take something so ridiculous and make it hard sci-fi.
* TakeMeToYourLeader: John Horus says this when he arrives to speak to some army folks, after getting their attention by dropping a fighter jet in front of their base.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: How Tom Noir kills John and Frank.]]
* {{Technopath}}: Tom Noir
* WellIntentionedExtremist: John Horus. Frank Blacksmith too; too bad both extremisms are at odds.
* WomenAreWiser: The living female members of the Guns (Zoe, Kathryn, Angela) do manage to avoid having their {{Berserk Button}}s pushed compared to the men-- and it's the practically-a-BloodKnight Kathryn Artemis (just read her flashback in issue 6) who says "We also have a responsibility to this city, and we haven't done right by that. We've been crazy for too long, girls." This may be why they all survive. (It's hinted in flashbacks that Laura Torch may have also been the most grounded member of the entire Seven.)
* WretchedHive: The city where the Seven Guns got their start was an incredibly corrupt near-police-state before they cleaned it up.
* XRayVision: Tom has this, though instead of actual x-rays, it "provides realtime sonar imaging on a sliding level. You'll be able to see directly into any target with surgical precision: outer layers of clothing, weapons, devices, internal organs, bones." When he's using it to look at a super-mook's nervous system, it resembles VeinOVision.
* YoureInsane: Said by [[spoiler: John Horus]], when called out on [[spoiler:his]] stupidity by [[spoiler:Kathy Artemis]].
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19th May '13 1:44:34 AM R.G.
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* BikerBabe: Kathryn Artemis.
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: John Horus. Frank Blacksmith too; too bad boeth extremisms are at odds.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: John Horus. Frank Blacksmith too; too bad boeth both extremisms are at odds.
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* PosthumousCharacter: Laura Torch.
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* GodwinsLaw: Lampshaded - when Kathryn and Dominic argue about what John did, she compares TheGovernment to NaziGermany.

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* GodwinsLaw: Lampshaded - when Kathryn and Dominic argue about what John did, she compares TheGovernment to NaziGermany.UsefulNotes/NaziGermany.
6th Feb '13 3:57:20 PM MarkLungo
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''Black Summer'' is an eight-issue (#0-#7, May, 2007-July, 2008) comic miniseries written by WarrenEllis & drawn by JuanJoseRyp in their third(and to date, final) collaboration, and published by AvatarPress. On July 3, 2006, the president of the United States is assassinated by John Horus, the most powerful member of a superhero group called The Seven Guns. After claiming that the president and his advisers had all been criminals, and that they were just being brought to justice, John Horus then orders the nation to go about re-electing new leaders, while making it clear that he won't tolerate anyone coming after him.

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''Black Summer'' is an eight-issue (#0-#7, May, 2007-July, 2008) comic miniseries written by WarrenEllis Creator/WarrenEllis & drawn by JuanJoseRyp in their third(and to date, final) collaboration, and published by AvatarPress.Creator/AvatarPress. On July 3, 2006, the president of the United States is assassinated by John Horus, the most powerful member of a superhero group called The Seven Guns. After claiming that the president and his advisers had all been criminals, and that they were just being brought to justice, John Horus then orders the nation to go about re-electing new leaders, while making it clear that he won't tolerate anyone coming after him.
13th Jan '13 6:45:28 PM WillBGood
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* LostLenore: Tom Noir still isn't over the death of Laura.

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* LostLenore: TheLostLenore: Tom Noir still isn't over the death of Laura.
23rd Oct '12 6:34:16 AM Paireon
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* LostLenore: Tom Noir still isn't over the death of Laura.
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: [[spoiler: Every male Gun is dead by the end of the story. Of the four women, the only one who died did so long before the comic's start.]]



* ObliviouslyEvil: According to Tom, Horus is so convinced of his own IncorruptiblePurePureness that he simply doesn't realise how his actions can be considered wrong. The other Guns save Tom (Blacksmith included) suffer from this as well to a lesser degree.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: John Horus

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: John HorusHorus. Frank Blacksmith too; too bad boeth extremisms are at odds.
4th Aug '12 8:17:04 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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''Black Summer'' is an eight-issue (#0-#7, May, 2007-July, 2008) comic miniseries written by WarrenEllis, drawn by JuanJoseRyp and published by AvatarPress. On July 3, 2006, the president of the United States is assassinated by John Horus, the most powerful member of a superhero group called The Seven Guns. After claiming that the president and his advisers had all been criminals, and that they were just being brought to justice, John Horus then orders the nation to go about re-electing new leaders, while making it clear that he won't tolerate anyone coming after him.

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''Black Summer'' is an eight-issue (#0-#7, May, 2007-July, 2008) comic miniseries written by WarrenEllis, WarrenEllis & drawn by JuanJoseRyp in their third(and to date, final) collaboration, and published by AvatarPress. On July 3, 2006, the president of the United States is assassinated by John Horus, the most powerful member of a superhero group called The Seven Guns. After claiming that the president and his advisers had all been criminals, and that they were just being brought to justice, John Horus then orders the nation to go about re-electing new leaders, while making it clear that he won't tolerate anyone coming after him.
1st Jul '12 5:10:29 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: The Seven Guns use spoken code words to activate their implants.

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* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: The Seven Guns use spoken code words to activate their implants.implants, although only three are ever revealed(Tom's is "Bakerstreet", Dominic's is "Herakles", and Katherine's is "Miyamoto".)
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